Today (12/01/2016), Cartoon Network released a brand new Ben 10 mobile game called “Ben 10: Up to Speed”. In the new game, gamers take the role of Ben Tennyson, a young hero whose mission is to save the world from intergalactic evildoers. Ben has the power of a watch-like device called the Omnitrix to help him, allowing him to transform into aliens with special and unique abilities.
The game features 3D running game controls, alien upgrades, a total of 60 levels and multiple level paths to add replay value. Initially, the player will have access to five different alien forms, as the game progresses, more aliens will be unlocked, including aliens from the new animated series.
The newly rebooted series currently ranks as one of the top 10 shows in the UK among kids aged 4-15. Internationally, Ben 10 is one of the top three shows in Poland among boys 4-9, and also one of the top 10 shows in Romania among boys 4-9. New episodes of Ben 10 are ranked #1 in their timeslot in Malaysia among kids and boys 4-14, and is ranked #1 in Australia with boys aged 5-12.
Ben 10: Up To Speed is now available on the Apple iOS App Store, Google Play (Android) and Amazon (Fire and Android devices) for £2.29. (UK).
A video preview of the game can be viewed via the link below:
New episodes of Ben 10 will premiere on Cartoon Network UK from Monday 13th February, airing weekdays at 8.30am.
Use Ben 10’s alien powers to run, jump and smash your way past enemies, obstacles and supervillains in Ben 10: Up to Speed!
MEET BEN TENNYSON
Ben was on a road trip with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen when he discovered the alien watch known as the Omnitrix. Now, he can use it to turn into alien superheroes, each with amazing abilities.
UNLEASH ALIEN POWERS
Turn into the super-strong Four Arms, the fiery Heatblast, the lightning-quick XLR8 and more incredible aliens. Use their individual powers to blast the bad guys, smash through obstacles and even access alternate paths.
POWER UP THE OMNITRIX
Level up your aliens and the Omnitrix itself to become faster, stronger and more heroic. Change into the right alien in each situation to make the most of your powers.
MORE ALIENS, MORE LEVELS, MORE BOSSES
Stay tuned for massive updates! We’ll be adding new aliens with their own unique powers for even more ways to play. You’ll also get new levels & environments and new boss battles to test your skills.
Master the Omnitrix and its aliens to save the day in BEN 10: UP TO SPEED!
From The Turner UK Press Release: Ben 10 Dashes Across the Globe with Ben 10: Up to Speed: New Mobile Game Tells the Origin Story of Kids’ Favourite 10-Year-Old Hero
Following the successful global re-launch of the beloved franchise Ben 10, which will continue its rollout across the UK this year, Cartoon Network now introduces Ben to a new generation of fans with the new mobile game, Ben 10: Up to Speed. The app launches worldwide today on iOS, Google Play and Amazon for £2.29.
Up to Speed follows Ben Tennyson as he goes on the best summer vacation ever with his Grandpa Max and cousin Gwen. He discovers an alien artefact called the Omnitrix that allows him to transform into powerful alien heroes. Playing as Ben and his various alien alter egos, gamers will save the world by stopping evildoers, from giant robots to menacing magic users.
The game will launch with a selection of five alien forms and 60 levels, with new aliens and levels added regularly to coincide with Ben’s adventures in the television series. Additional game features include:
• Alien transformations for multiple character options • 3D runner-style controls optimised for mobile devices • Omnitrix and alien upgrades • Multiple level paths for great replay value
Based on the global phenomenon, Ben 10 which first premiered on Cartoon Network in 2006 and spawned three additional original series and a $4.5 billion global consumer products business, the new Ben 10 series has already premiered to an overwhelmingly positive reception in more than 149 countries and in 30 languages in the Asia Pacific (APAC) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. The series currently ranks as one of the top 10 shows in the UK among kids 4-15, one of the top three shows in Poland among boys 4-9, and one of the top 10 shows in Romania among boys 4-9. New episodes of Ben 10 are #1 in their timeslot in Malaysia among kids and boys 4-14, and rank #1 in Australia with boys 5-12.
Fans can catch a sneak peek of the new series with a special highlight compilation available on the Cartoon Network app and VOD services.
Catch brand new episodes of Ben 10 weekdays at 8:30 from Monday 13th February on Cartoon Network.
During 2016, Cartoon Network has been airing new shows, new episodes and even new channels in some countries, so here’s a timeline of some of the major events that have happened around the world in the last twelve months. Note: Some dates are not exactly accurate, but was approximately around that time or it was the date when news was publicly announced.
1st January: Cartoon Network Southeast Asia rebranded to Check It 4.0.
4th January: Cartoon Network Latin America and Brazil rebranded to Check It 4.0.
6th January: Cartoon Network USA releases Twelve Forever pilot/minisode.
7th January: Mark Eyers Promoted To Senior Vice President Of Cartoon Network Asia-Pacific.
14th January: Cartoon Network USA premieres first stop-motion animated Adventure Time episode: Bad Jubies.
14th January: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 2 announced.
25th January: New Bob The Builder series premiered on Cartoonito UK.
25th January: Daniel González becomes new general director Of Turner Iberia.
29th January: Justice League Action officially announced.
All of January 2016’s blog posts can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
Cartoon Network USA has uploaded the intro to Adventure Time Islands and is now available to watch on YouTube. The miniseries will premiere on Monday 30th January at 7.30pm (ET/PT) with two new episodes airing every night for four nights, concluding on Thursday 2nd February. In Adventure Time: Islands, Finn, Jake, BMO and Susan Strong go on a expedition across the seas to explore new lands and along the way they’ll encounter new creatures and new islands. The mini-series will solve one of Adventure Time’s biggest mysteries – What happened to all the humans?
Before the miniseries premieres on Cartoon Network, Adventure Time: Islands will be released on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play in the United States on Tuesday 24th January for $14.97 SRP.
From The Cartoon Network USA Press Release: Adventure Time: Islands, All-New Eight-Part Mini-Series Premieres with Four-Night Event Monday, Jan. 30 on Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time returns this January with Adventure Time: Islands, an eight-part journey into Finn the Human’s mysterious past beginning Monday, Jan. 30 and concluding Thursday 2nd Feb at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network. The four-night special event will answer one of the series’ most-asked questions: What happened to the humans?
But first, fans can see Islands on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Video and Google Play ahead of its linear premiere. All eight episodes plus exclusive new content including animatics, an art gallery and song demos will be available on Tuesday, Jan. 24 for the suggested retail price of $14.97.
In Adventure Time: Islands, Finn (voiced by Jeremy Shada), Jake (John DiMaggio), BMO (Niki Yang) and Susan Strong (Jackie Buscarino) leave the Land of Ooo to embark on a quest of epic proportions across the ocean and into new lands – encountering new creatures, discovering new islands and using teamwork along the way.
Adventure Time: Islands comes on the heels of Adventure Time: Stakes, the series’ first eight-part miniseries following Marceline the Vampire Queen. Stakes debuted on Cartoon Network in November 2015 to phenomenal success, ranking as the #1 program in its time period with all key kids and boys audiences. Adventure Time storyboard artist Tom Herpich was also awarded an Emmy in 2016 for Stakes’ conclusion, “The Dark Cloud.”
Cartoon Network’s original animated series, Adventure Time, has received numerous entertainment award citations, including six Emmys (12 nominations), the prestigious Peabody Award and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award. In 2015, Adventure Time won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program and won for the episode “Jake The Brick.” Adventure Time is created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.